Here is a video of the first time my 2004 RX8 turned on in about 6 months. Still has the same problem; it doesn't stay on unless i keep the RPMs up.
you will notice my check engine light turns on @ 0:34
if you skip ahead you will see that when i let go of the gas @ 2:08 the car turns off
Part 12: 13B Rotary Engine Rebuild - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Just as I promised last episode, it is finally time to build the engine!
Part 12 of my RX-5 Cosmo restoration covers the entire process of building
the 6 port 13B Mazda rotary engine. While this engine is a hybrid of GSL-SE
RX-7 and Cosmo parts, the process is the same for any rotary from a 12A to
a 13B NA, 13B turbo, 13B-REW or any
other variant of the 13B. This video shows the whole process of the engine
build, starting from measuring the rotors and covering everything else
including clearancing the side seals, assembling the rotors, complete
assembly the short block, setting the eccentric shaft end play and
installing the front cover and everything underneath it. It's probably the
most complete engine build video outside of what you can buy from the
vendors, and as such, is an hour long. After this one, I'm going back to
videos under 20 minutes. But for now, grab a beverage of your choice, sit
back, and enjoy.
DIY Rx8 Seafoam Cleaning
MAKE SURE ANNOTATIONS ARE ON.
This is a DIY of me seafoaming my Rx8. This is being done on my 2004 with
98k miles. This is the second time I've cleaned my 8, the first being at
70k. I hope this is helpful! All the instructions are on the annotations.
To make sure everyone's clear, you inject each port twice in order to
relieve some of the strain from the starter. Should be roughly 4 oz per
port, 8 oz total. You can pour the rest in the tank to help clean up your
Aixro XR50 Wankel Engine Kart using GoPro Video Camera
Test session at Daytona Milton Keynes with Paul Granger having his first
taste of the very quick Aixro XR50 Wankel engine, lapping in 54.7 seconds,
over 1 second quicker than the outright lap record he previously set in
2004 on a MSkart Biland of 55.8. New tyres and a days testing would easily
see the Aixro into the 53 second lap times. 81mph on the back straight
(which is short!). A very impressive engine.
RX8 Starting Issues... fixed
RX8 has the original N3H1 starter known for having problems.
As you'll see, a good battery helps, but ultimately you should get the
upgraded N3Z1 starter.
You can buy a starter from Autozone, just get it for an 07+ that is 2kw (it
will fit all year models).
Episode 1 - Oil Change
Episode 1 - Oil Change
In this episode, I change the oil on a 2005 Mazda RX-8. The same techniques
can be used on nearly every car.
2004 RX8 6 Speed Quick Test Drive
Just a quick drive in my 2004 RX8 6 speed with K & N intake and Greddy Exhaust. The car was warmed up prior to
driving. I never drive the car cold. As you can see the car starts, idles,
accelerates, shifts, brakes, turns, and handles exactly as it should. The
car drives perfect. The whine you hear is the sweet natural sound of the
RX8's rotary engine. The Exhaust gets
much louder and mean sounding but I couldn't open her up on a main road
because I was recording while driving...
I do not recommend driving while recording a video...especially with a
manual. For professionals only.
DIY: how to unflood an rx8
I trying to un-flood my rx8 that was sitting for six months without turning
on also burned my old junk 04 started that i never updated until that day i
bought a used 07 one and it didn't only fit perfectly but it was the
updated one so it worked out fine it just took me a long time to unflood
made with ezvid http://ezvid.com
De-flooding barb's RX-8
Generally following mazda's deflooding procedure
To start, make sure your battery is damn strong. Mine died during the
procedure so I jumped the rx8 from the FD to get power. If your battery is
weak and it's not cranking strong, it'll never deflood.
1) pull all 4 spark plugs, use an air compressor to dry them off and put
2) pull the crank angle sensor plug (this disables fuel injection and
3) pull air pump plug
4) crank for 8 seconds, wait for starter to cool down, crank and repeat
until no more fuel is spraying out of the spark plug holes (and maybe a few
more times to make sure, doing this 8 times is not too many)
5) replace spark plugs
6) squirt 10mL of engine oil into each rotor through the vacuum nipples on
the UIM (I had vacuum hoses already connected to these from the last time I
flooded the car. Used a syringe, squirted the oil into the hose, then blew
into the hose with my mouth to get it into the housing). replug the vacuum
7) plug in crank angle sensor
8) attempt to start the car
if the car starts up for a bit but then dies, do NOT try to start it again,
it just flooded itself again and you have to repeat from step 1. Trying to
start it a second time just puts more fuel into the chambers which means
it'll take you more tries on step 4 to get it out.
What helped in the end: after the car initially started, use the throttle
to raise the RPM's to 5-6k and keep it there by blipping the throttle until
most of the fuel is burn out, then slowly back it off until the engine can
idle itself. I had a initial start a few times but the car would rev up and
then flood itself again, wasn't until I raised the RPM's that the engine
It was early... the tarmac was damp / green... the traction control was
off... all these and more were the excuese provided for this little bit of
over driving... just goes to prove even the professionals make mistakes!!!
Mind you, they do say that if it doesn't go wrong occasionally... you're
not trying hard enough!
This was one of a series of events arranged by Mazda UK for potential Mazda
buyers....General public applied through dealers and were selected to
The event was staged to be an advanced driving school for aspiring secret
agents.... hence the theatrical piles of ammo cases, camoflage netting, and
Lucky people got to be scared in a selection of different vehicles... These
are RX-8s are Mazda Prodrive PZ8... a version available in the UK